Get Your Premium Membership

Fifteen Fabulous Felines PET

A cacophony of cats in my life. Not one or two, but fifteen! Each,who along with joy, brought sadness and strife! All shapes and sizes with grand and most loving personalities. The Maine Koone was the smallest of all. Maxine was pedigreed and came home as a present for my daughter as a surprise, one fall. My oldest cat,Luvey,lived to be a sprightly twenty years old! A tortoiseshell petite cat,fun and a loving, furry,cloud to hold. Kelly came next, a handsome red tabby. A happy, mellow fellow who pranced with such grace! He really was happy and snazzy. Lucey came later, a Ragdoll prize of a cat, about to be put down! I fought and won to stop her date with an imminent death showdown! I have 15 wooden boxes that have their cremains.. Each box carved, beloved,and my housecoat with lost cat tear stains. I fed them fluids by IV,medications food, on a special stand. And countless nights in emergency vet rooms, wringing my hopeless hands. My last cat, Luvey lost her ability to see and walk. I placed her in a wheelchair and moved her about. For I am not one when faced with a challenge, to balk! I can't list all their names of how fun and charming they were. Just know, that I think of myself as a cat.. Minus the fur! ......................................... * I do know how to spell the correct name of the word after breed. It comes out as Maine ****. Sorry I was unable to use the correct spelling. She was a regal cat, deserving of her correct breed name and feline heritage. October 7,2019 9:30am PST Animal: cat A Rhyme About Your Favorite Pet Regina Riddle

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 10/27/2019 2:17:00 PM
I enjoyed your cat collection saga. Your graphic description of each one made me see them all in my mind's eye. Great cat love poem, indeed.
Login to Reply
Romios Avatar
Panagiota Romios
Date: 10/27/2019 3:00:00 PM
Janet, thank you dear friend.will read yours later. Family still here. Cat fan Panagiota xxx
Date: 10/11/2019 10:13:00 AM
How did I miss this fabulous gem, please accept my apologies sweet poet, but I have been away for a few days! This is such fun to read about your wonderful fur children, each one a character in it's own right. Congrats on your well deserved win Panagiota. You really have the kindest soul. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Login to Reply
Romios Avatar
Panagiota Romios
Date: 10/11/2019 11:17:00 AM
Ann, the contest winners were only announced yesterday. No apologies, please, I was offline a lot and I did not know. Pity I can't post pictures. Well, if I get a new iPad, I will be able to. However, am conflicted about images with a poem. I would rather see a plain poem and be judged on its written veracity to stir up images. I try not to look at any images. I want to see what a poet pens only. I saw youf "Bill" no picture needed..your soul revealed him. Love, Panagiota
Date: 10/10/2019 6:09:00 PM
I love this poem!! A Fav for sure. I have two at the moment, and they are a hoot.
Login to Reply
Romios Avatar
Panagiota Romios
Date: 10/11/2019 7:44:00 AM
I am so envious! Two are a hoot.... A FaVE? Wow, Joe. Merci! PR
Date: 10/10/2019 8:27:00 AM
- Congratulations to all your fifteen lovely cats ... they all have their own personality, Panagiota :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Login to Reply
Romios Avatar
Panagiota Romios
Date: 10/11/2019 8:08:00 AM
Well said. PR
Date: 10/10/2019 7:57:00 AM
Your love for your cats shine out panagiota, try writing Mainecoon as one word to beat the filter:- ) congratulations on your win :-) hugs Jan
Login to Reply
Romios Avatar
Panagiota Romios
Date: 10/11/2019 7:40:00 AM
Jan, thank you. Duh...I never thought of writing it as one word. DUH. Oh yes, love cats... My Passion.
Date: 10/10/2019 7:09:00 AM
Congrats on your win and I love this, Dear Panagiota…. Thank you for entering and bless you with love, Gina
Login to Reply
Romios Avatar
Panagiota Romios
Date: 10/11/2019 11:20:00 AM
Such a dorK I am, I did find it. Hats off to you for running this contest, Regina for us. Panagiota
McIntosh Avatar
Regina McIntosh
Date: 10/11/2019 9:43:00 AM
It's on the sidbar where it says contest winners
Romios Avatar
Panagiota Romios
Date: 10/11/2019 7:38:00 AM
I can't find the list of winners! Had no idea! I am glad I was able to partipate at all. I loved the poems I read....in it. I only saw some. RSVP...where is the list if winners! PR
Date: 10/9/2019 7:27:00 PM
Hello Panagiota … our pets are not pets really, they are companions who give unconditional love no matter how we feel at the time. We can never forget them - thank you Panagiota - Lindsay
Login to Reply
Romios Avatar
Panagiota Romios
Date: 10/9/2019 9:10:00 PM
Pets are fur children to me. I have never disliked one of them. And forever a source of love and Consoement how do thet know when I hurt? They do! I see you love them..I had a poem up about a a welsh Cori. But took it down. Guess it was a bad piem Alas PR. Blessings
Date: 10/8/2019 7:55:00 AM
I love dogs and cats. Just last wek got a cat for my son.. A fav..
Login to Reply
Romios Avatar
Panagiota Romios
Date: 10/8/2019 9:12:00 AM
I too love dogs but cannot walk one. Thank you for providing your son with a feline friend. just me xx. Lover of the Bard!
Date: 10/8/2019 12:57:00 AM
I love cats as well, Panagiota mou ,my son had a tabby kitten, they were besotted with each other - he was 6, it was his first day of school, the cat always kept in the back garden. Our domestic help left the gate upon and in front we have palisade fencing, she got through that and not even 30 yards from or house there was our Tabby kitten lying squashed on the road. what a tearful day was Ricky's first day at school. Hugs Panagiota, I sense the love you have for your cats. Hugs, Jenn.
Login to Reply
Romios Avatar
Panagiota Romios
Date: 10/8/2019 3:28:00 AM
Oh, this kills me. Poor Ricky and you. I go nuts finding dead cats on the road. Horrible. I wish I could post all 15 images, cats from heaven. One of my cats had kittens. I never saw a cat giving birth I Amost fainted. I traveled with one from Chicago to CA. In summer with no AC, she was small, she hung on my shoulders to keep cool. She later fell out of a3 story building and survived. And broke her palate. Luvey almost died is surgery, they gave her too much anesthesia, I said,out of my way, I can wake her up and I did. Just me xxx
Date: 10/7/2019 5:54:00 PM
good grief, how you were not able to say that word that I know you meant. GIVE me a break, Soup. Panagiota, this overflows with the love you feel for those cats. I am so pleased to have a friend that is so good to her cats. I had two that got really bad toward the end, and I also tried so hard to keep them alive. Finally I had to face the fact and let them be put down. I had others but they developed bad habits and I found other homes for them. Still looking for that perfect cat like Callie was
Login to Reply
Romios Avatar
Panagiota Romios
Date: 10/8/2019 2:59:00 AM
Thanks for standing up for me, you have three biggies going for you soul, love and one heck of a spine! No jellyfish are you. Ends come for cats, yes. But I don't give up easily. I never have. Too many vets off cats too soon. My cats have have alternative vets and acupuncture, too. I could have written an easy, cute poem about any. No, I chose the hard way. And I see it's a hated poem as always. )) like my cats, my poetic end is staring at me. Cats are a delight. Poetry is too painful too keep on. It's like slamming a door in my face. It hurts. just me xxx
Date: 10/7/2019 4:44:00 PM
Wow Panagiota, you are truly an animal lover! We've always had cats in the family, but now we only have one, Smokey (dark grey). Enjoyed your cute poem. Regards // paul
Login to Reply
Romios Avatar
Panagiota Romios
Date: 10/8/2019 2:44:00 AM
Hi Paul. Glad you enjoyed this. Aww, Smokey sounds like scrumptious cat. Glad you are reading my unreadable poems. LOL. I am about to stop writing. But you keep on. I love your work and I just met you. just me.xxx
Date: 10/7/2019 12:54:00 PM
Hello Pattie, I have enjoyed this poem. I am a cat lover to. When my neighbour got her kitten,I met that kitten.I grew to love that kitten even though it was not mine. One day I will have my own cat. Have a nice day my friend. Love Darlens
Login to Reply
De Beaulieu Avatar
Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 10/7/2019 6:07:00 PM
Pattie I would be happy with one. Where di you put 5 cats? I know it would be heaven for me as well. I would like a female cat that is not a kitten. Have a nice evening my friend.
Romios Avatar
Panagiota Romios
Date: 10/7/2019 1:10:00 PM
Darlene, dear friend, I understand your connection to cats. I do hope you have a cat one day. Someone gave me my first. I said, I did not want a cat. He said try her for one night. I did. And kept adding. I had five cats at one time years ago. For me, it is heaven.)) just me xxx
Date: 10/7/2019 12:02:00 PM
A fabulific piece of poetry that gave me a glimpse into your soul oh madame California cat lover!
Login to Reply
Romios Avatar
Panagiota Romios
Date: 10/7/2019 12:13:00 PM
Thank you Caren. Gee, my soul has been splattered all over the place since January as you know! Sometimes too much so. You know because you have read my poetry consistently, and how grateful I am. You shall never know. Love your word fabulific. just me xxx